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Dairy Free Oatmeal Cookies

These dairy free oatmeal cookies are soft, chewy, warmly spiced, and possibly the most comforting cookies ever. They're so easy to make and theres no chill time required!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Bake 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 large cookies
Calories 285 kcal


  • standing mixer or handheld mixer
  • Baking Sheets


  • 1 cup butter (vegan or regular), softened (200 g)
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar (80 g)
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp light brown sugar (100 g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • cup old fashioned oats (also called rolled oats)* (260 g)
  • cup all-purpose flour (230 g)
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves*
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips)* (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, salt, baking soda, and spices. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a standing or handheld mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, around 2 minutes.
  • Mix in the egg and vanilla, then slowly mix in the dry ingredients until just combined (don't over-mix! Over-mixing will lead to dense cookies). The dough will be sticky.
  • Fold in the chocolate and then make 3 tbsp sized balls of dough and place them on the baking sheet. Leave room in between each one for them to spread! Gently press down on top of each cookie to flatten them slightly.
  • Bake one sheet at a time for 8-11 minutes or until the outside edges are set. Do not over-bake! Leave the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.


OATS: This recipe calls for old fashioned/rolled oats. Don't substitute for quick oats as this will affect the texture of the cookies!
CLOVES: The cloves are optional, but they add a lovely spice to the cookies! If you don't have ground cloves, you can replace this with ¼ tsp more of cinnamon, or even ground nutmeg!
CHOCOLATE: These cookies taste delicious with or without chocolate. I'm partial to chocolate, so I always add it in but you may choose to leave it out. You can chop up a bar of dark, semisweet, or milk chocolate or use chocolate chips or other mix-ins!
Storage Instructions: These cookies should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature. To freeze the dough, place the dough balls in a ziploc bag for up to 2 months and thaw in the refrigerator before baking.


Calories: 285kcal
Keyword Dairy Free
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